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Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (GCertScTech)
The Massey University Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology can be achieved by completing a total of 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits must be from the list of recommended Massey University courses and a maximum of 15 credits can be completed from the NZVA courses listed below. On completion of the GCertScTech the NZVA will award an Accreditation in Sheep, Beef and Deer On-Farm Analysis if a combination of the recommended Massey University and NZVA courses have been completed.
In addition to the usual entry qualifications this pathway is available to people who hold a veterinary degree which is recognised for registration purposes in New Zealand.
Candidates for the GCertScTech will follow a flexible programme of study, which consists of courses at 200, 300, 700 level and NZVA courses totaling at least 60 credits, comprising:
- at least 45 credits from Massey University courses (at least 30 credits need to be at 300 level or higher);
- up to 15 credits from the NZVA courses (700 level).
The basic qualification requirements for all GCertScTech can be found on the Massey University website.
Massey University recommended courses
|Course number||Course name||Credit value||Course mode|
|283.201||Pasture and Crop Agronomy||15||Distance & Internal|
|189.251||Soil Fertility and Fertilisers||15||Distance & Internal|
|117.342||Animal Nutrition||15||Distance & Internal|
|194.343||Animal Welfare Science
|117.345||Genetics for Livestock Improvement||15||Internal|
|117.371||Animal Production||15||Distance & Internal|
|117.381||Solving Problems in Animal Production||15||Internal|
|119.381||Decision-Making in Primary Industry
||15||Distance & Internal|
|119.358||Agricultural Production Systems||15||Distance & Internal|
|117.731||Principles of Epidemiology
||15||Distance & Internal|
|117.761||Ruminant Livestock Feeding||15||Distance & Internal|
|117.785||Advanced Studies in Animal Production||15||Distance & Internal|
|118.785||Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology||15||Distance|
|119.731||Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy||15||Distance & Internal|
|119.752||Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management||15||Distance & Internal|
|141.724||Food Quality, Safety and Innovation||15||Distance & Internal|
|240.753||Supply Chain Analytics||15||Block|
|240.754||Supply Chain Optimisation||15||Block|
|283.701||Advanced Pasture Production and Practice||15||Distance & Internal|
|FLRC Course||Sustainable Nutrient Management in NZ Agriculture||10||Distance|
|Short Course||Understanding Herbicides||5||Short Course|
Mode: this column displays the delivery mode for the course. Courses at Massey can be studied internally, by distance or by block mode.
- Internal mode requires attendance at regularly scheduled classes on one of Massey's campuses.
- Distance mode allows students to study via correspondence and/or by electronic means, with the opportunity usually provided for one or more Contact Workshops.
- Block mode refers to internal courses where the class contact is in a compressed time period.
Please note: Massey University is currently producing 5 credit modules and these will be listed on this site when they become available.
NZVA accredited courses
|Course number||Course name||Credit value
|SBD01||Animal Health Planning (sheep, beef, deer)
|SBD02||On-Farm Consultancy Skills||5
|SBD03||On-Farm Parasitology Skills||5|
Transfer of credits to Massey University Master Programme
If you wish to continue onto the Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) or Master of Agriculture(MAg) programmes at Massey University we recommend that you contact the MVM office or MAg office before you complete 30 credits to enable transfer of credits to the appropriate Master programme.